Health Benefits Of Positive Thinking

Anti Aging, Health, Personal development, Stress Management
Positive people often lead healthy lives – they don’t dwell on the negatives. Instead, they look beyond the negativity and focus on the positive side of things. If they don’t see the light right away, then don’t lose hope – they know it’s just right around the corner. Their optimism is contagious, and they simply don’t know how to give up. If you’ve spent a significant amount of time with people who think positively all the time, then you know they live a different lifestyle from negative-thinking individuals. For instance, positive thinkers would be less likely to engage in self-destructive behavior. They have the discipline to keep themselves from harming their bodies because if they do that, they won’t succeed in their dreams. Positive people are always looking forward to…
Read More

What Are Anxiolytics

Mindset, Stress Management
How Anxiolytics Work and Whether You Should Use Them If you can control stress, calm your mind and avoid anxiety (this is the function that Anxiolytics perform) then you’ll find it has huge benefits for both your body and your mind. The stress response actually makes us stronger, faster and even smarter in the short term. But over time, this can place a serious strain on the body that eventually wears you down and leaves you more susceptible to illness and other problems. This is why people who experience a lot of anxiety might consider the use of anti-anxiety medications called anxiolytics. But what exactly do these do? How are they affecting your mental state? And should you use them? Let’s look at the way they work in more detail.…
Read More

What Are Panic Attacks

Mindset, Stress Management
Everything You Need to Know About Panic Attacks in Order to Stop Them It’s one thing trying to improve your ability to control your own stress response so that you can combat anxiety and improve your health. But it’s quite another when you experience serious panic attacks that leave you crippled and that prevent you from engaging in normal activities. But in fact the tools you will use to achieve both ends are similar. The difference is just that panic attacks might require a more intense and a more focused approach. And in either case, understanding the biology behind the experience can be a fantastic tool to help you take control more effectively. Let’s look at what panic attacks are and how you can take them on head-to-head The Basics…
Read More

Stress Induced Eating

Mental Wellness, Mindset, Stress Management, Weight gain
Are You Stress Eating? Stress… we all deal with it. It’s unavoidable in fact but there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects on our minds and habits that form as a result. Eating is a coping mechanism for stress because when we eat something (Especially satisfying) just to eat it, it is a sure sign of stress eating. Let’s delve further into the issues of emotional eating and pinpoint exactly why we stress eat and how to stop doing it! Why We Turn To Food? A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that about one-fourth of Americans rated their stress levels at about 8, with a 10 showing the most stress. It’s a pretty discouraging statistic as we all know stress is no fun…
Read More

Controlling Your Eating Habits

Diet, Nutrition, Stress Management
Have You Lost Control Over Food? Addictions can be crippling in all their forms; drugs, alcohol, and, yes, even food. Sometimes we lose control over our eating habits. Maybe it’s stress, maybe it’s avoidance or self-esteem issues - no matter the motive, it can quickly spiral out of control. But it’s important to understand that food addiction has nothing to do with willpower, or lack thereof. It’s all about the imbalance of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine, released in the reward system of the brain, is actually vital for good health. The problem starts when the brain releases too much of it when we eat foods that flood the reward system of the brain with dopamine. When this happens, the brain reduces amount of dopamine receptors to protect itself and…
Read More

Do You Have An Eating Problem?

Diet, Mental Wellness, Stress Management, Weight gain
Self-Assessment Test: Do You Eat For Hunger Or To Stuff Emotions? People eat for many reasons. For some, eating is a time of social interaction or fun. Others eat strictly because the body is sending signals from the stomach by way of hormones telling them they are hungry, in other words they eat to live. Unfortunately, there are still others for which eating is an emotional crutch. They eat because stress and strong emotions have invaded their mind and food becomes a way to block the unpleasantness of the feelings. Some of the most common feelings that people eat behind are loneliness, stress, sadness, heartache, and boredom. When we eat emotionally in order to stuff feelings, we end up eating too much or eating the wrong foods. Our overall health…
Read More

Treating Emotional Overeating

Diet, Mindset, Positivity, Stress Management
Where To Get Help For Emotional Overeating Emotional overeating can seem like a prison with no way out, and when you do think of seeking treatment, it can seem too overwhelming to consider. Sometimes it helps to have some simple steps and treatment programs laid out clearly, so it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Following is a list of common treatment options for emotional overeating disorder, as well as some tips on things you can do and some cautions on what not to do. Common Treatments First, recognize your problem. Know you're not alone - the number of people who suffer from emotional overeating disorder is significant. * Counseling - Individual, group, or family counseling can prove very helpful for people who experience emotional overeating. Counseling treatment usually involves some nutritional…
Read More

What Causes Emotional Overeating Disorder

Diet, Mindset, Stress Management
Emotional overeating disorders can be difficult and devastating for those who suffer from them. What makes this happen? Why is it that some people, knowingly or unknowingly, turn to food for comfort? Here are some thoughts and ideas on those questions. Emotional overeating disorder is a general term that refers to any of various eating habits where genuine hunger is not the motivational factor. It is more common among women than men, but men are not immune - especially young men in their teens and twenties. Those who suffer from this disorder associate food with emotional comfort, and will turn to eating to escape negative feelings. Past Trauma For some with emotional overeating disorder, the problem stems from past traumatic events. Someone who suffered sexual abuse, for example, or some…
Read More

Do You You Have an Eating Disorder?

Diet, Stress Management, Weight gain
Do you find yourself gaining weight during times of stress? Do you fear boredom because you know you'll simply eat to fill the time? These are just some of the symptoms of emotional overeating. If you think you may suffer from this relatively common eating disorder, here are some signs and symptoms that may help you identify whether or not this is what you're struggling with. Mindless Eating If you have a binge eating disorder or emotional overeating problem, you may stuff food in and not even really taste it or realize what you're doing. It's as though you are "out of it" and just mindlessly stuffing food into your mouth. Feelings of Guilt and Shame Many people with emotional overeating disorders feel really embarrassed and hateful of themselves after…
Read More

Natural Relaxation Methods

Meditation, Natural Healing, Stress Management, Yoga
Natural Relaxation Methods To Curb Stress That Leads To Emotional Eating Emotional eating is a dysfunctional form of using food to cope with stress, and various difficult feelings, such as boredom, pain, anger, and loneliness. If emotional eating is something you struggle with you might not be surprised to hear that food is not a solution and can eating behind your emotions can lead to serious medical and mental health problems such as obesity, overweight and depression. If you are overweight or obese, it is time to take a hard and long look at your eating patterns and to see how food temporarily helps you to avoid negative feelings and emotions, but does not really solve the root of the problem. That ice cream may feel really good going down…
Read More